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University of Central Oklahoma

Office Hours

Monday - 8 am- 10 am

Tuesday - 10 am -11 am

Wednesday - 10 am - 11 am

Thursday - 10 am - 11 am

and by appointment

Classes Taught

Orientation to Funeral Service

Funeral Home Management I

Funeral Home Management II

Psychology of Grief

Education and Certifications

Licensed Funeral Director & Professional Embalmer, State of Oklahoma

Currently working towards Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  Oklahoma State University

Master of Business Administration, Specialization in HR, Capella University, 2017

Bachelor of Science, Funeral Service, University of Central Oklahoma



Lucia Dickinson, graduated from UCO's funeral service program and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2011 and has held many positions. She started as an apprentice and worked her way to General Manager of three funeral homes and a cemetery. She has been teaching at UCO since Fall of 2016. Lucia is actively involved in the funeral department including advising Sigma Phi Sigma and planning events such as the career fair and district 7 meetings for the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association.

Teaching Philosophy

Lucia finds great joy in teaching and mentoring students and guiding them through life. Her goal is to have students flourish personally and professionally while in school so that they may transition into successful careers after graduation. She is dedicated to fostering a positive learning environment, to maximizing individual performance, and building confidence. Her primary responsibility is to teach students the basics of funeral directing but also challenge them in preparation for what is to come. She also believes it is her duty to give the students the necessary tools to navigate real-world funeral scenarios, pass the National Board Exams, and prepare them for graduation.

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